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Abscess tooth/Jaw/Throat/Ear

Had abscessed tooth on top under gold crown. At the same time bottom gums swelled and I was told that one of my back molars needed extracted. Had 3 teeth pulled. My gums are still swollen on bottom which all doctors say they look pink and healthy. I feel pressure in my jaw. I feel like I'm being strangled in my throat. Now I feel like I'm in a tunnel when I speak. All these symptoms came one after the other and I don't know what to do. I have had a CT scan, a scan of my jaw, and an MRI of my jaw. The doctors say they don't see an infection. I don't understand what is going on. What ever this is, it seems to be spreading. The last oral surgeon I saw said the symptoms may be due to different things but I don't think so. Has anyone had anything similar?
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I once had a similar issue. Turned out to be an allergy to the metals used in my crown. I no longer have the crown ( all my teeth were pulled because the dentist didn't bother to tell me that the X-rays showed that my sinuses were constantly plugged) and now my gums just swell up because of ill fitting dentures.
I would suggest having blood work done to rule out any and all infections first. If the tests come back negative, I would ask for allergy testing to rule that out.
All the tests you mentioned above would have shown if it was due to a sinus infection, so you can probably rule that one out.
Good luck to you!
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Hi...I have very similar symptoms as you...how are things going?  I have seen a dentist and endodontist, who both say they can't see anything in xray, I had a sinus cat scan that was normal that was ordered by my ENT, The endodontist was already to do a root canal..No way!  Not until He can tell for sure that I truly need it.  
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MRI, Cat scan. digital scans, high resolution scans all the stuff does not guarantee that an  infection will be  shown up . Many time the infection has to reaches a certain point or it is hidden. My friend was  very sick for three years had body scan, MRI you name it she had it  She even flew out of the country to find help She came home found a doctor to open her up and look inside, the thought her appendix looked bad.so they removed it , and there was some strange substance all over her organs. it was cancer. and the appendix had cancer in too . The doctor said , to her " Oh you are so lucky to have pushed for that surgery or we would of figured it out in two or three years. when it got really bad"  Meaning hey could not detect it early on  so when we do you would need tons of chemo . But now you need none and just a surgery . So, one dentist said, he does not trust the scans because he seems so much infection that is not on the scan or x-ray.. So, they are doing the best they can with tools and methods that are not the best
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